FAQ Valencia Marathon Waiting List

The Waiting List for the Valencia Marathon Trinidad Alfonso EDP is for those who still want to compete in the trial even though entries have closed. The Waiting List gives them another chance to get a race bib (Price €120). This is because places will become available if and when entered runners drop out before the trial, whether because of injury or for other reasons. The Valencia Marathon 2020 list open on the 3rd of March 2020.

Anyone who does not yet have an entry but still wants to run in the Valencia Marathon Trinidad Alfonso EDP 2020 can put their name on the Waiting List using the following link. Once you are on the Waiting List, you will receive an e-mail so that you can check where you stand in the queue.

Note: Depending on your e-mail server, our confirmation may end up in your Spam folder so make sure that you check it.

You will need your DNI (Spanish National ID) or Passport number, date of birth, e-mail address, and your full name.

These data cannot be changed later. This is to avoid runners putting the details of various runners on the Waiting List.

No but when you make a request to put your name on the Waiting List, €5 will  be provisionally charged to your credit card for 7 days.

Once this period has expired, the charge will automatically be cancelled. This means that you will end up paying nothing for your entry on the Waiting List. If you enter for the race before the 7 days are up, you will pay the full entry fee (€120) given that cancellation of the provisional charge occurs at the end of the 7-day period.

The person on the Waiting List must be the one running in the race if he/she gets a race bib. The details cannot be changed after putting one’s name down. This rule is to stop a runner using the details of various people to secure more than one place on the Waiting List.

Once you have been put on the Waiting List, you will get a confirmatory e-mail telling you where you stand on the list. Entries on the Waiting List strictly follow the order in which requests are received.

As race bibs become free as a result of entered runners dropping out, the system will assign their bibs to those on the Waiting List in strict chronological order. When your turn comes round, you will receive an e-mail. You will then have 48 hours from the time of the e-mail to make your entry.

Yes — when your turn comes round, we will send you an e-mail with instructions for entering the race. You have 48 hours from the time of the e-mail to do so.

The e-mail confirming that you have been put on the Waiting List contains a link that lets you check where you stand on the list at any given moment.

Once you have received an e-mail telling you that a race bib is available, you must confirm your entry within 48 hours otherwise the bib will be offered to the next person on the Waiting List.

FAQs – Manage your entry


The Organisers of the Valencia Marathon Trinidad Alfonso EDP make a Self-Service Area available to all runners entered for the race. Runners can perform various entry management tasks in this area and request the services offered for the trial, all of which are spelt out in the regulations for the two races.

By making this request, the runner can quickly and efficiently check the details of his entry whenever needed.

Check your entry here

If you want to change some of the details of your entry (telephone number, e-mail address, bib text, and so on), you can do so here.

Change details of my entry

The Organisers will allow bib name changes up until the 1st of November 2020 in the case of the Marathon. This date may be extended should the Organisers deem this necessary.

An entered runner may request a change of entry holder. He will then receive a code for a new entry. The code should be given to the new runner who must then complete his entry (in keeping with the price in force for the tranche of entries, plus a €5 management fee). Once this has been paid, the first runner will receive a full refund and will be struck from the race.

Ask for a change of runner

Note: If the new runner does not complete the entry within three days, the code will be cancelled and the first entry will remain valid. The process for changing the runner‘s name may be repeated.

If an entered runner is injured before the race, he may request a refund of his subscription before the 1st of November for the Marathon. A medical certificate (NOT a physiotherapist’s certificate) must be attached for the Organisers’ consideration. Once the certificate has been validated and accepted, the runner will receive a full refund of his entry within 3 days. This option cannot be reversed and the runner will not be allowed to repeat the entry.

All participants can contract refund insurance if they so wish during the registration process. This insurance policy will allow them to recover 80% of the entry costs without having to give any justification for doing so as long as the claim is made before the 1st of November for the Marathon. The only sum not refundable is the RFEA Day Licence.

Request your insurance-backed refund here

If you have improved your time in a 10km, Half-Marathon, or Marathon race that is officially certified, you can request a change of Starting Box for a faster one. This option will be free up until the 1st of November. From this date on, such a change will carry a fee of €15 to cover ‘Bib Reprinting and Administrative Costs’.

Request a BOX change

If you cannot go to The Runners’ Fair to pick up your bib and Runner’s Bag, you can authorise someone to do so for you. This option is free and you can request it simply by sending us an e-mail and a copy of the DNI/Passport of the person who will be picking up the bib and bag on your behalf. You can make such a request up until 3 P.M. of the Saturday before the race.

Authorise bib pick-up here

Note: No paper needs to be taken to the Fair.

Regulations 42K 2020

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Rookie’s Corner

Rincon Debutante Maraton Valencia

Debutante's Corner — Valencia Marathon

An ever-growing number of runners choose the Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon as the race in which to debut in a 42.195 km trial. That is why the Organisers have decided to create a ‘Rookie’s Corner‘ full of medical and sport tips from experts to make sure you enjoy your debut to the full.

The 2019 talk will be held on Saturday the 30th of November at 6 P.M. in the Auditorio Santiago Grisolía (auditorium) at the Science Museum in The City of Arts and Sciences.

Medical Tips

The big day is approaching. Get tips from Luis Cort, the trial’s Medical Director, to make sure you enjoy one of the world’s best marathons to the full.

Sport Tips

Fernando Ortiz gives the best tips for drawing up your race strategy, and controlling your pace and nutrition in preparation for the big day.

Nutritional Tips

To run in the Valencia Marathon, you also need to train when it comes to nutrition before, during, and after the trial. Discover the tips of Valencia’s Association of Dieticians and Nutritionalists (CODiNuCoVa)

Foot Health Tips from Podoactiva

Looking after your feet is vital if you want to run a Marathon. Discover Podoactiva's tips, brought to you by the official sponsor for foot health and bio-mechanics

Training Plan tips

Competing in a marathon is one of the most exciting challenges for any runner. It is a personal quest and helps one overcome one’s physical and mental limitations.

Logo Serrano Club de AtletismoAt Club de Atletismo Serrano (athletics club), we have a 30-year track record of training and helping our athletes reach their goals. Our wide experience of working with hundreds of athletes, our methodology, and insights into the marathon have been amply rewarded by extraordinary results in both the amateur and professional sport.

Now, Serrano and Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon have joined forces to offer runners the best possible training plans.

We have always argued that athletes need to be monitored by specialised trainers and by experts in the Health and Physical Exercise fields. Having a trainer-coach at your side who draws up a plan that takes full account of your physical condition and other factors is the ideal choice. On the other hand, many runners who take part in the Valencia Marathon constantly ask us for tips and help in planning their weekly training..


This is why we will come up with a Training Guide for such runners covering the various goals for which the help of a trainer-coach or group work-outs are less important.

The plans cater to those aiming to finish the Marathon in one of the following time bands:

  • UNDER 3 hours 30′ (marathon pace 5:00′ per km)
  • UNDER 3 hours 45′ (marathon pace 5:20′ per km)
  • UNDER 4 hours 00′ (marathon pace 5:40′ per km)
  • UNDER 4 hours 15′ (marathon pace 6:03′ per km)
  • UNDER 4 hours 30′ (marathon pace 6:25′ per km)

The training guide will cover the 16 weeks before the marathon and will begin on the 12th of August . The scheme will comprise:

  • General Basic Training (3 introductory weeks)
  • Accumulation (3 weeks under load, and 1 week off load)
  • Accumulation and Development (3 weeks under load, and 1 week rest from competition)
  • Competitive Development (3 weeks under load)
  • Tapering (2 weeks off load)

Depending on the goal chosen, from Sunday the 11th of August, you will receive a weekly training plan in your e-mail and can follow this in the private section of the official web site.

This plan will identify each training session and what you need to do to carry it out. Furthermore, we shall also accompany the plan with videos and articles of interest, depending on the point in the training cycle. This approach will ensure that runners feel they enjoy support and monitoring during their training.

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One needs several years of running experience before training for the 42,195-metre race. This means that you must have competed over shorter distances and chalked up reasonable times (preferably official ones) in 10-km, 15km, and half-marathon trials.

Using these times, we draw up correlation tables predicting how long it would take you to run a marathon. Thus an athlete can choose his or her training plan depending on the target time.

Experience of previous training plans and persistence in sticking to them will stand you in good stead. The body must have adapted to the training loads because muscles, joints, and tendons take a lot of punishment over long distances. Put another way, the runner’s chassis needs to be tough enough to rise to the challenge.

Experience of previous training plans and persistence in the pursuit of goals will stand runners in good stead

Furthermore, our bodies and hearts need to learn how to interpret new thresholds so that we can train with the right intensity to improve our physical condition.

Last but not least, to successfully plan our training, we need to adapt the plan to our personal and professional lives. This means creating the best possible circumstances so that we can train without our nearest and dearest stressing us out and putting us under pressure.

Athletes must always bear in mind that health is their responsibility and train accordingly. One should also take a general and sports medical check-up before taking on the strains of training and competition. Runners tend to be quick to spend money on sports equipment and to show off their purchases. Yet we also need to invest in ourselves by thinking about health and safety issues.


The 12th of August marks the start of the training for the Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon. Our minds and bodies need to be in good shape for this training and that depends on our activities in the weeks leading up to it. We are scared that if we stop running, we will get out of shape and lose the form it took us so much time and effort to build up. Yet we need lose some of our fitness before we embark on the training.


The transition is characterised by an active recovery period at the end of each running season and before the beginning of the next one. Hence the need for a Period of Basic, General Training.

The main aim is to ensure maximum body recovery, and to deal with the various psychological issues arising from a long, hard season.

We must ensure a little loss in physical condition before beginning the training

We suggest you take a transition and active rest period lasting between three and four weeks, during which you should incorporate the goals and activities set out below:

  • This period is very important for disconnecting both from competition and from constant training. It is key that you avoid strong stimuluses when you are tired.
  • This is an ideal moment to get over any injuries . If you have strains, swellings, etc., it is time to visit your physiotherapist, who will put you on the path to recovery. One can also take the chance to engage in complementary activities and other sports (hiking, mountaineering, swimming, cycling, etc.). Do not stop doing sport but do it for fun rather than for competition. This will make sure you stay in shape and will help make the first few weeks of training easier.
  • Do some kind of work-out in the gym and muscle-toning exercises. The important thing is to make sure our muscular system does not weaken before the training.
  • You can do warm-up exercises for roughly 45’. The warm-ups should be low intensity activities. Given that this will make you hotter and push up your pulse rate, you will need to manage aerobic sessions so that you do not overdo it.
  • Now is a good moment to choose the kit you will train with, ensuring that your training and race shoes are in good condition.
  • It is also important to control your diet so that you do not put on a lot of weight. It is normal to put on weight when one rests more and exercises less but make sure this gain is moderate. Moreover, the more weight you put on, the harder it will be to get it off during the first weeks of training.

The main aim is to ensure maximum recovery and to deal with the various psychological issues that may arise from a long, hard running season.

All of these tips will help you manage your time before the training starts, ensuring that you do not get wholly out of shape. So forget running for the moment and have fun doing other things. Resting and ‘switching off’ is the best of training at this stage.

The path to the Finishing Line in the Valencia Marathon will begin soon enough.

José Garay is a graduate in Physical Activity Sciences and Sport, and CA Serrano’s trainer.

Training plans – Private area

Dear Runner,

Congratulations on signing up for the Training Plans for the Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon. The training needed to cross the Valencia Marathon Finishing Line begins on Monday the 12th of August so you will not receive the plans for the first week’s schedule until the Sunday before this date.

That said, you should stay in good shape and health, watch your diet and take sufficient rest. You can consult the tips and recommendations given by José Garay, Graduate in Physical Activity Sciences and Sport, and the Trainer of CA Serrano (athletics club). Following his advice will give you a good start when you begin the special training in August.

Consult advice on preparation for training

NOTE: Remember that the Training Plan is meant to guide your steps on your path to the Finishing Line but it cannot replace a personal trainer with first-hand knowledge of how well or ill-prepared you are for such training.